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The Word of God in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Jens Wolff

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Mar 2017
Luther develops a new concept of the Word of God that concentrates on the word and image of Christ. He uses performative images and presence metaphors not only in the field of Christology, ... More

Theological Language in Martin Luther  

Joachim Ringleben

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Mar 2017
In Christianity, theological language must be understood against the background of the multifaceted semantic field of Logos. “Logos” (as “word” and as “linguistic reason”) is used in ... More

Scholasticisms in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Theodor Dieter

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
The article’s starting point is the observation that “scholasticism” cannot simply be taken as a unity, and thus also not Luther’s relationship to it, in spite of his often very general ... More

The Reformation and the Establishment of Lutheranism in the Holy Roman Empire  

Joachim Whaley

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Martin Luther was a subject of the Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire. His emergence as a reformer was made possible by the sponsorship he received in Wittenberg. He owed his ... More

Reason and Philosophy in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Hans-Peter Grosshans

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Mar 2017
Throughout his academic life, Martin Luther was in constant discussion with philosophy. He was prepared for this with a substantial study of philosophy at the University of Erfurt, ... More

Promise in Martin Luther’s Thought and Theology  

Gregory Walter

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther used the practice and notion of promise for theological and practical ends. As a theological notion, promise allowed Luther to work through important problems about God and ... More

Portrayals of Martin Luther in Print, Stage and Film  

Derek R. Nelson

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Mar 2017
So much is known about Martin Luther, and the stakes of telling his story have been perceived to be so high, that an astonishing variety of presentations of his life have been offered. ... More

Penance, Confession, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation in Martin Luther’s Context and Writings  

Ronald K. Rittgers

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Martin Luther vigorously opposed the traditional sacrament of penance and the theology upon which it was based, arguing that they had no scriptural warrant and that they promoted a ... More

Orthodox Christians and the Evangelical Lutheran Tradition  

A.G. Roeber

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Despite positive remarks that Martin Luther made about the “Greeks,” neither he nor Philip Melanchthon possessed personal knowledge of, nor extensive contact with, the Orthodox Church of ... More

Nominalism and the Via Moderna in Luther’s Theological Work  

Pekka Kärkkäinen

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Mar 2017
Luther’s adoption of the theology of the via moderna (also called the Nominalists) varied during the late medieval period. This school of thought had developed during the 15th century ... More

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